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Essay Planner How does Priestly hint at tensions withinthe group that become more clear in Act 1?
How does Priestly hint at tensionswithin the group that later become        more clear in Act 1?       The level of tensi...
How does Priestly hint at tensionswithin the group that later become        more clear in Act 1?         Mr Birling’s con...
How does Priestly hint at tensionswithin the group that later become        more clear in Act 1?            Sheila’s slig...
How does Priestly hint at tensionswithin the group that later become        more clear in Act 1?               Eric’s unm...
How does Priestly hint at tensions within the group that later become         more clear in Act 1? Priestley carefully st...
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An inspector calls

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  1. 1. Essay Planner How does Priestly hint at tensions withinthe group that become more clear in Act 1?
  2. 2. How does Priestly hint at tensionswithin the group that later become more clear in Act 1?  The level of tension in the play starts extremely low, builds gradually as the Inspector enters, and builds more as the characters come to understand the fate of Eva and their roles.  The inspector control pace and tension by dealing with one line of enquiry at a time
  3. 3. How does Priestly hint at tensionswithin the group that later become more clear in Act 1?  Mr Birling’s confidence is soon replaced; first by self- justification as he tries to explain his part in Eva’s death – then by anxiety  “Look – there’s nothing mysterious – or scandalous – about this business”  “That’s enough of that”
  4. 4. How does Priestly hint at tensionswithin the group that later become more clear in Act 1?  Sheila’s slightly acidic comment about Gerald’s supposed absence last summer plants the idea that there must be a better reason for the absence and her comment illustrates the cracks which are present from the very beginning in the relationship between Sheila and Gerald.
  5. 5. How does Priestly hint at tensionswithin the group that later become more clear in Act 1?  Eric’s unmotivated laugh in the middle of the conversation helps us to understand, later in the play, that he probably is “squiffy” as Sheila suggests, though it is not until much later that his alcohol problem will
  6. 6. How does Priestly hint at tensions within the group that later become more clear in Act 1? Priestley carefully structures the play so that the careful listener or reader will hear these ambiguous possibilities of trouble.
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